Thursday, June 23, 2011

New at ORI Library: A future for archaeology

Archaeology has been at the forefront of moving towards a greater engagement with the non-academic world, often in an extremely practical and direct way, eg. in disputes involving about the repatriation of human burials. Such disputes have been central to the recognition that previously marginalized groups have rights in their own past that are important for their future. This book looks at some of the most important events where a role for an archaeology concerned with the past in the present first emerged and look forward to the practical and theoretical issues now central to a socially engaged discipline and shaping its future. This book is published in honor of Professor Peter Ucko, who has played an unparalleled role in promoting awareness of the core issues in this volume among archaeologists.The book is now available in the ORI Library.

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